Chiang Rai

Lesser known than Chiang Mai as a tourist destination, Chiang Rai is Thailand’s northernmost province.

Chiang Rai’s high rugged hills, lush valleys, pristine rivers and remote, colourful hill tribe villages produce a spectacular landscape and diversity of culture.

Retaining a strong Lanna identity, this small city offers a relaxed atmosphere, great local cuisine and an impressive collection of spell-binding temples and art.

Offering little diversity compared to its sister city, there is minimal nightlife entertainment and the riverside remains mostly undeveloped apart from a few hotels situated along the waterfront – Chiang Rai is all about relaxing and taking it slow.

Chiang Rai offers an excellent base to explore the surrounding northern areas, particular in terms of trekking and is home to the Golden Triangle, the point where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar’s borders merge on the Mekong River, an area that once had a reputation for an opium trade.

Country Thailand
Official LanguageThai
CurrencyBhat
Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Gain a new perspective with a stay at this resort where the rich history, culture and beautiful landscape of Chiang Rai blend effortlessly together. T ...
The Legend Chiang Rai

The Legend Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Resting on the banks of the Mae Kok River, this hotel delivers an authentic Lanna atmosphere. Areas are a tasteful blend of northern Thai architectura ...
Wiang Inn

Wiang Inn

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Situated downtown, this hotel has modern facilities for recreation and relaxation. During any stay, enjoy the personalised warmth of northern Thai hos ...
Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Overflowing with historic monuments, dream-like landscapes, gastronomic delights and wonderful wildlife, explore the north of Thailand and discover it ...
Chiang Rai & The Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai & The Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Escape Chiang Mai for the day and travel to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle. Take an early morning three hour drive through beautiful scenery, with ...
City & Temples Tour

City & Temples Tour

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Explore the culture and heritage of Chiang Rai on this tour. Visit the main Chiang Rai market area for exotic trinkets before moving on to Wat Phra K ...
Cycle Northern Thailand

Cycle Northern Thailand

Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Cycle on Northern Thailand’s trails and back roads that have little traffic through the spectacular limestone mountains of Chiang Dao and to the sceni ...
Doi Mae Salong & Akha Hill Tribe Village

Doi Mae Salong & Akha Hill Tribe Village

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Journey to Doi Mae Salong Mountain, home to the native Yao and Akha hill tribe villagers. Explore the idyllic Santikhiri village and greet the friend ...
Experience Thailand

Experience Thailand

Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Thailand
Journey back in time to the ancient kingdoms of Thailand with this enchanting five night tour. Start your adventure in bustling Bangkok, before contin ...
Journey Through Laos

Journey Through Laos

Mekong River, Chiang Rai, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Laos
Travel by boat along the Mekong River visiting villages and sights along the way before exploring Luang Prabang and the capital Vientiane. Destina ...
Khum Lanna Culinary & Wellness

Khum Lanna Culinary & Wellness

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Discover the rural charms of traditional northern Thai life and bathe your senses in this enchanting Lanna experience. Rejuvenate your body and mind ...
Khum Lanna Thai Country Living

Khum Lanna Thai Country Living

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Set in a small valley amidst emerald-green rice fields and lush orchards, Khum Lanna Lodge gives you a luxurious home-stay experience combined with a ...
Southern Laos by Bicycle

Southern Laos by Bicycle

Mekong River, Chiang Rai, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Thailand, Laos
This tour explores the quiet back roads of South Laos from the amazing waterfalls to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins and to the cultural Khmer temples. ...
The Golden Triangle & Surrounds

The Golden Triangle & Surrounds

Chiang Rai, Thailand
Set out for the Golden Triangle area where the mighty Mekong and Ruak Rivers create a border separating Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. Enjoy a boat tri ...
Trails & Gems of Siam

Trails & Gems of Siam

Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Modern Thailand merges into historic Siam over five unforgettable days – discover the ancient monuments and dazzling temples that help make Thai ...
Treasures of Thailand

Treasures of Thailand

Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Gain an insight into the unique historic sights and culture on this three night tour. Departing from Chiang Mai, travel to Sukhothai via Lamphun, home ...

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